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    RIGHT! No more SFF PCs for me!!

    That's it. My second SN41G2 has just killed a second graphics card. Great.

    My first one decided it was going to kill my 9700 pro which went all funny and started artifacting like something rotten.

    I then ended up with another SN41G2 (cos I liked the case mods) and a 9800 pro. Now less than a month later the new 9800 pro has done EXACTLY the same thing and I can only put it down to my Shuttle being too hot.

    Bah, back to the world of big heavy monsters I guess.

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    o dear this does not bode well :/



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    Can't see how it killed it

    I ran a 9700 pro in a SN41G2 for more than 6 months without any issues. I'm sure there are plenty of other people with the same experience.

    The only time I've seen someone kill a GFX which didn't involve modding or overclocking was caused by too much voltage to the AGP slot.

    You got a surge protector on your plug?

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    No I don't but both times the cards crapped out whilst playing games. The 9700 pro whilst playing UT2003 started going mad. It was on and off after that. Now a while later it seems to be ok in my dad's PC but the 9800 is well and truly fubar'd. It won't display anything in windows now although BIOS is not quite as bad. That was whilst playing UT2003.

    Maybe it's because I've got a PCI card in and there's not enough air circulation but I have a fan blowing cool air in on the top and a noiseblocker S3 at full whack on the rear so it should be okay.

    Either way, I can't face sending more money up in flames

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    I can understand. I wouldn't want to risk it either but don't write all Shuttles off. I originally bought my SN41G2 as a test box and this was my main rig.....

    http://www.g0rd.com/Images/Water.jpg

    I was so happy with my Shuttle that it became my main rig and wy Borg cube was stripped down and sold.

    I've never looked back since.

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    My FX5600 died in my shuttle while playing a game... i just thought it was bad luck!

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    Wonder if something is getting too hot?? Maybe not the GPU but another component, only other likey candidate is something power based, maybe spikes or sommit.

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    Seems like some bad luck.

    btw, do you have the Silent X PSU?

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    having a PCI card in there as well can't help. I've had my shuttle for 18 months now and i've pretty much always had a decent graphics card in it. without a single issue with them.

    Sorry to hear you've had so much trouble with them.

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    yeah i think there would have been more said if this was an issue with 'shuttles'

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    i never recommend putting a Radeon 9800 in a shuttle as i think not only are the PSU's a little under rated but the heat it'll pump out would be enough for a small room heater!

    I love it when i hear about people putting a XP 3200, 1 GB RAM, 200Gb maxtor drive with a radeon 9800 Pro and wonder why it gets hot and crashes. hmmmm....

    and what really takes the cake is when they blame the company who they bought it off and not shuttle (or any other SSF maker).

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    yeah good point, they are such small ovens with big bad arse bits in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilsonian
    i never recommend putting a Radeon 9800 in a shuttle as i think not only are the PSU's a little under rated but the heat it'll pump out would be enough for a small room heater!
    Nah, that's rubbish.

    My current rig is a SB75G2 with a 3GHz at 3.5GHz, IDE HD, 1GB memory, DVD RW, SB live PCI card and a 6800 GT @ ultra speeds.

    You can't say that the 240W SilentX PSU is under rated powering all that!

    You find me another 240W PSU that can do that. I'd be suprised if you can.

    As for heat, you can see my idle temps here....

    http://www.g0rd.com/Images/LCD.jpg

    Peak temp is around 55C and the GFX card hasn't got past 68C.

    I'm not the only person who runs high end kit in a shuttle without problems.

    Huddy has the A64 shuttle also with a 6800 GT.

    David has the following...

    P4 3.4EE LGA 775
    Shuttle SS81P
    Dual Maxline 250GB Drives
    120GB Seagate
    Pioneer DVDRW
    NVIDIA 6800GT
    Dual TFTs - 18.1" IIyama, 19" Hercules
    Tornado 54G WiFi Card
    1GB Corsair XL RAM

    If he doesn't have heat or power issues with 2 SATA HDs, a GT and a 3.4EE I can't see why anyone would!

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    Before any smart alec posts. Yes, I know the pic says 3.4GHz and not 3.5GHz. It's the only one I have to hand.

    I can do 3.6GHz but don't run that day to day....

    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=3035402

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    i think he was refering to the heat aswell, which is an issue in such as small amount of space

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    Heat isn't an issue. A max temp of 55c is very respectable. David has posted in the past that he has had no issues with heat either.

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